Don’t have these wedding regrets.
You’ve spent months planning your wedding, so the last thing you want is to look back and regret any of your choices. We’ve worked with thousands of couples, and these are some of the most common regrets we hear.
Wearing Things That Aren’t You
Your wedding day should be your style, and that includes what you wear. Whether that means you’re wearing sneakers instead of heels, or a pink dress instead of white. The most important thing is to feel like yourself, and be comfortable in whatever you wear. Choose something that you connect with, and feel confident in. You don’t want to look back on your wedding day and remember how uncomfortable you were with what you choose to wear.
Not Hiring a Professional Wedding Team
Weddings have a lot of moving parts—and people: florists, photographers, stylists, caterers and, to get the perfect wedding you want, you need all those parts and people to work together to be in the exact right spots at the exact right times. But, a lot of times, wedding vendors seem to compete with one another–rather than collaborate. For example: The photographer from Company A and the videographer from Company B are so busy trying to one-up each other that they both miss the shots you asked for. At Mike Staff Productions, you get a powerhouse team of professionals who communicate and coordinate with each other to make sure your wedding day—and your memories of it—are flawless. That means that our DJs double-check that the photographer and videographer are ready to shoot before you cut the cake. And our team members don’t just stay out of each other’s way; they set up shots for one another.
Overdoing The Guest List
Have you always dreamed of a small and intimate wedding? Stick to that. Don’t let others influence your guest list. Be strict with your guest list. You’re not obligated to invite anyone. You don’t want to look back on your wedding day and realize you invited more people than you would have liked.
Read More: Cutting Your Guest List
Not Investing In The Services Important To You
Weddings are expensive, we get that. But choosing the low-cost or budget vendors for the services most important to you will leave you with nothing but regret. Decided to choose the budget photographer you found online? You’ll regret that choice every time you look at your wedding photos with poor lighting. Choose a budget DJ? You’ll regret that as soon as he botches the pronunciation of your new last name. Decided to skip the videographer? You’ll regret that, many brides say they regret that as soon as the day after the wedding. When you begin wedding planning, it is important to sit down and evaluate your wants and needs to plan your wedding budget. Decide which services are most important to you and your future spouse. These can be considered higher priority and given a larger portion of your overall budget.
Free Download: Wedding Budget Spreadsheet
Not Taking Time For Each Other
Take time to enjoy the night, and each other! You’ll want to look back on your wedding day, and remember those moments you spent together. Consider sneaking away for a few evening photos together. Or sneak away to the bridal suite and just take a moment to soak it all in. You are officially newlyweds, so make memories together.
Not Having Vendors with Back Up Plans
Yes, emergencies happen, but that’s not your problem to solve. For example, what if your photographer doesn’t show up. OK, that’s a major problem. Now, you’re not a total jerk, so in the middle of your panic and anger, you’re also thinking , “I hope she’s OK!” But what are you supposed to do now? Hand your iPhone to your nephew and hope for the best? At Mike Staff Productions we expect the unexpected and have ready-made solutions waiting in the wings. When you hire one of our team members, we immediately secure a back-up (+always on call and ready to go). Someone we pay and who is completely prepared and waiting by the phone, just in case. Our back-up plan is so solid that other photographers, videographers, and DJs call us when they have an emergency. Don’t trust your once-in-a-lifetime wedding day to flimsy promises of “a friend who can help in an emergency back up plan.” (under a red flashing light) Instead, let go of your stress and let us handle the details—especially those unexpected ones.